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2017 Mount Edward Riesling

Central Otago, NZ

Scintilating 96 point Central Otago Riesling released with a little extra time in bottle. Fantastic stuff from winemaker Duncan Forsyth and co.

HIGH SCORE

$37.00

About
Brilliant riesling.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

Riesling sings in the hands of Duncan Forsyth.

This wine shows a textural, off-dry style of Central Otago Riesling that drinks beautifully now or could cellar for a decade plus.

The fruit is all organically farmed, then whole-bunch pressed and allowed to finish ferment with a little residual sugar in the wine to find balance against the bracing backdrop of acidity that is typical of Riesling from this region.

This is a top flight release here from one of Otago's finest artisan labels.

About Mount Edward

Mount Edward is a team of passionate winemakers/rabble-rousers who have banded together to form a collective that is considered at the forefront of the Central Otago avant-garde.

Duncan Forsyth is one of the founders and spearheads this revolutionary project, with Swiss winemaker Anna Riederer heading up the day-to-day duties and crafting the wines.

They've made plenty of noise since the project's inception in 2003 when Duncan met co-founder John Buchanan.

Though they don't take themselves too seriously, the wine themselves are very serious indeed and a receiving plenty of attention.

Co-founder Duncan Forsyth
Co-founder Duncan Forsyth
Central Otago, NZ
Additional Info

From The Producer

Whole bunch pressed, fermentation in a mixture stainless steel barrels and tanks, wild yeasts, no temperature control and aged on gross less for 3 months. RS 8g/l

Floral and citrus aromas, flavours of lemons, limes, and grapefruit characters, underpinned by mineral characters and refreshing acidity.

Aperitif in style with 12.5 % alc, medium weight in an off dry style.

Blend : Riesling (100%)
ABV : 12%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2030

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

96Points
The Wine Front

"Limey, lemony, grapefruit pithy, juicy but with firm cut of acid and chalky boundaries, exceptionally long, fine through its piercing, zingy finish. Amazing texture and persistence. Gives something to the acid hounds while delivering stuff to the minerality and texture seekers. Brilliant riesling." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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